Dr. Keith Johnson

Orthopedic Surgery
El Paso, TX
25 years experience male

Locations

Keith R. Johnson, MD, PA

El Paso, TX

Address

1300 Murchison, Suite 312, El Paso, TX, United States
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 12pm
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About

Bio

Experienced board certified orthopedic surgeon with 15 years in private practice focusing on adult and pediatric sports injuries, joint reconstruction, and trauma. I’m very interested in health and wellness as well.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Orthopedic Surgery

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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2 Agrees
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
LOCATION: The bruise and the the pain when squatting are likely unrelated. Anterior knee pain is common with squats and is due to chondromalacia patellae (sof... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Unrelated: I don’t think those 3 symptoms are related unless there’s a new medicine you’ve started (statins) 90% of back pain resolves in 6 weeks, so if it’s b... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Nerve pain: Burning pain can be neurogenic or myofascial in nature. Thoracic disc herniation is uncommon and often missed, but if present can be quite symptomatic... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Ischial bursitis: There are many possibilities here. Among them is ischial bursitis and piriformis syndrome, soft tissue and muscle injuries respectively. Make sure ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Don’t ignore this: Left-sided chest pain should never be ignored. While it could be something as simple as indigestion, shingles, or costochondritis, The more dangerous ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Tough one : This is a difficult one to answer due to the shear number of symptoms, not all of which are necessarily related, and unanswered questions. The best do... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: The systolic component of your blood pressure (high #) is the pressure in mm of mercury just below what it takes to occlude the superficial artery. Re... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Good question : Tylenol is acetaminophen - metabolized by the liver ; it helps alleviate fever and pain but has no anti-inflammatory properties. Advil is ibuprofen ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Pleuritic pain: Which shoulder? What seems to elicit the pain? Whats the severity? How long does it last? How long have you had it? Is the onset gradual or sudden Dep... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Hydration: Anyone as active as you is likely to be dehydrated chronically. Low salt (hyponatremia), low potassium (hypokalemia), low magnesium, and dehydration ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Chronic tear: Perhaps you have a chronic partial biceps tendon tear vs an injury to your musculocutaneous nerve. I would recommend and EMG (electromyography) and an... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
MRI : Sounds like a soft tissue injury, perhaps a sprain of the TFCC (triangular cartilage complex) or lateral epicondylitis of the elbow (worsened by wrist... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Anecdotal : Other than a chiropractic article in 1985 there is only anecdotal evidence that inversion therapy helps. And any benefits are temporary at best. Cauti... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Meniscal pathology : A complex meniscopathy is a way of saying a complex meniscal tear. The complexity of the tear means multidirectional and unstable, which equals painf... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
ECS: The area describes sounds like the upper portion of your calf (gastrocnemius/sole is complex). It sounds like you may be suffering from “exertions com... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Ignore: Rest, Ice, Compression (wrap), & Immobilization will lessen inflammation & help prevent reinjury.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Ignore: DO rest, ice, compress (wrap), and elevate the ankle DON'T- run until pain and swelling decrease.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Ignore: Great abs are made in the kitchen. Focus on diet : protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Limit carbs.
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A female asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Neuropraxia: Sounds like a neuropraxia which is a temporary injury to the nerves. It should resolve on its own but make sure you follow up with an orthopedic surge... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Back pelvis hips: With pain at the waist in a young male, the key to the diagnosis is truly locating the pain. At the level of your waist it could be lumbar or myofasci... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Ignore: Doc will want to know the mechanism & timing of injury (how & when it happened) and location of pain.
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A female asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Many possibilities : Vague constitutional symptoms such as this are difficult to diagnose. Most concerning causes could be hypoglycemia/hyperglycemia related to diabetes o... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Many possibilities : Age, location (which arm), duration, provocative vs alleviating factors are all very important and missing factors that are needed to give you an accu... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Bursitis: It sounds a lot like trochanteric bursitis....try looking up stretches of your Iliotibial Band, particularly if the pain is over the outside of the hi... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Kienbochs disease: A cyst within the lunate bone can’t be removed like a soft tissue cyst. It could be an incidental finding (non-ossifying fibroma) or could indicate ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Non-specific finding: CRP is a protein produced by the liver in response to inflammation. It is a sensitive, NON-SPECIFIC inflammatory marker that can be elevated for many ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
See a urologist: Anytime a young person has blood in urine or semen cancer has to be excluded. See a urologist asap.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Finger pain: Throbbing pain of the finger tips can be due to vascular problems (worse in cold weather), Raynaud's syndrome, associated with coolness to the touch ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Arthritis : Given age, 2 prior ACL reconstructions, & current symptoms, you likely have traumatic arthritis. The status of your ACL graft, type of meniscus t... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Buddy tape: Ice, elevate, and buddy tape the the finger to the next finger. However depending on what type of fracture it may be, there could be permanent cosmet... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Don’t assume : An insect bite should be of relatively sudden onset and associated with itching. Pain, swelling, redness, and tenderness to touch could be more seriou... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Location : It depends on where the stress fracture is located (in the hip or in the shaft), and how painful it is to walk. You need to see a board certified orth... Read More
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Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Anaphylaxis: Anytime exposure of one body part (hand) to a substance that causes symptoms or findings distant from that exposure, especially central (face), most ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: You may have some "intramuscular tearing" of the teres minor, & a small rotator cuff tear of the same tendon. MInd you, muscle and a tendon are... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
URGENT: Any time you’re having left sided chest pain, it is worrisome and you should see a cardiologist ASAP. Although at your age it could be an anxiety att... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Unrelated symptoms: I would say that depending on the severity and aggravating vs alleviating factors, based on the number of symptoms, it is likely a central cause. Diff... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
MRSA: Exposure to locker rooms, military barracks or hospitals can predispose you to MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus) that is resistant to oral ant... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Razor bumps: It sounds like razor bumps. If you are using a razor on either of those areas...that’s the likely cause. If not, some sort of ectopic dermatitis is a... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Location: Diagnosis depends on which side of the wrist is painful and what fingers are involved. It could be ulnar nerve entrapment (if the small & ring fin... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Injury: If there was truly no prior injury, the pain could be due to gout, or pseudogout (both metabolic conditions). But many people don’t recall how or when... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Orthotics: Midfoot OA is difficult to treat. There are no good surgical interventions. But orthotics with good midfoot arch support can help. I usually recommend... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Ignore: Meniscal pain is activity-related, positional, & causes knee swelling. A complex tear needs surgery.
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A member asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Things to watch : Look out for symptoms like fever, lethargy (lack of energy), lack of appetite, exaggerated swelling of the finger (sausage digit), blistering and red ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Dislocate: That “marble” under your skin overlying the triquetrum sounds like a either a hematoma (collection of blood) from the injury, a traumatic ganglion cys... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Likely not serious: Given the short duration of your symptoms, it is likely not serious...perhaps related to overexertion, stress, muscle spasm, even sleep disturbance...... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Correct the cause: The key to treating a nonunion is identifying why it failed to heal in the first place. Infection? Smoking? Poor nutrition? Inadequate immobilization... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Shin splints : Sounds like shin splints, irritation and inflammation of the periosteum (the membrane that surrounds and nourishes the tibia bone). But could also be ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Nov 26, 2015
This Thanksgiving, I wanted to share my appreciation for all that you do! Thank you, doctor! :)
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Johnson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! If this causes pain in my left hand, what should I do?
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks Doctor. It helped me understand the problem.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you I will find one I appreciate your time

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

SAN ANTONIO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Completed 2003

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpa Medical Honor Society

Affiliations

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Alamo Orthopaedic Society
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
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